What is Piezowave/Shockwave Therapy?
Piezowave, also known as shockwave therapy, is a myofascial acoustic compression technique invented by Richard Wolf, who developed a special device that uses precisely targeted sound waves to stimulate the musculoskeletal system underneath your skin. This Piezowave device sends thousands of sound wave pulses into a precisely targeted tissue or muscle, and works in tandem, resulting in stimulation that provides pain relief and leads to improved circulation in the targeted area triggering your body’s own natural healing processes.
Piezowave therapy is a non-invasive process with no side effects and many patients have found it to be an effective alternative to surgery. For maximum benefit, the sound waves are accurately adjusted for both depth and intensity and can help to heal tissues that lie too deep for conventional physical manipulation.
To learn if you’re an ideal candidate for Piezowave, feel free to contact our team to schedule a consultation! Our experienced Piezowave therapy specialist will help you determine if this method is best for you.
Which Conditions Can be Treated by Piezowave/Shockwave Therapy?
Piezowave/shockwave therapy is used to treat both acute and chronic pain in the muscles and joints. It’s commonly used to relieve painful conditions such as plantar fasciitis with heel spurs, tennis elbow, jumper’s knee, and arthritis.
What Happens During a Piezowave/Shockwave Treatment Session?
The patient relaxes on a doctor’s couch or treatment table in a similar position to the one used for massage of the affected area. The doctor uses gel to ensure the Piezowave device glides smoothly over the skin above the painful muscle or soft tissue while adjusting the depth and intensity of the sound waves.
In your first session, you may experience instant pain relief or some slight soreness as your own natural healing processes are triggered. As the series of sound wave pulses penetrate your skin, they can cause a dull ache, a signal that your body is responding, which should soon fade. A typical treatment session lasts 20-30 minutes. Once you are done with your session, you can get back to your normal activities immediately. This means there is no downtime, nor pain, swelling, or discomfort.
If you are experiencing acute or chronic pain in your muscles, tendons and/or joints, then shockwave therapy may be the perfect solution for you. Contact our team today to schedule a consultation with a shockwave therapy today!
How Many Sessions Does it Take to See Results?
Lehigh Valley Spinal Care Center specialist Dr. Ross B. Buchieri assesses his patients case by case and makes recommendations on the basis of the site of the pain and the underlying condition causing it. Each muscle group or soft tissue area requires a specific depth and intensity of Piezowave therapy, which may be used in combination with other treatments such as physiotherapy.
Dr. Buchieri usually recommends a series of between three to six sessions, scheduled 7-14 days apart, depending on the individual.
Is Piezowave/Shockwave Therapy Safe?
Yes, Piezowave therapy is completely safe and there are no risks involved. Piezowave therapy is a much safer alternative to surgery and injections. For this procedure, there is no anesthesia involved and you can immediately return to your daily activities after your session, with no downtime, no pain, and no discomfort.
Schedule a Consultation For Shockwave Therapy.
If you suffer from acute or chronic pain in your muscles, tendons, and/or joints, then shockwave therapy may be the perfect solution for your condition. At Lehigh Valley Spinal Care Center, our team is committed to providing our patients with the best treatments to ensure long-term results. By coming in regularly for your treatment sessions, following recommended guidelines, maintaining healthy postures and exercise, you can count on long-term success with your results. Contact us today to set up an appointment with a Piezowave therapy specialist.